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So when a story like this comes up, I try to keep an open mind.
Scientists who study the microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that live in and on the human body, have peppered research papers with an estimate that bacteria outnumber human cells 10-to-1 or even 100-to-1. In recent years, those estimates have come into question, with the American Academy of Microbiology suggesting in 2013 that the real figure is probably closer to three bacterial cells for each human cell.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Well, if we didn't keep spraying chemicals on everything to kill parasites and microbes, maybe we would all live longer. These bacteria could live in nature.
Among individual people, the bacterial count could vary as much as 52 percent, say Ron Sender, Shai Fuchs and Ron Milo. With a fudge factor of 10 trillion to 20 trillion bacteria, the number of microbes may pretty well match the number of human cells in the body, which also varies somewhat.
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
A RUSSIAN scientist has injected himself with 3.5million-year-old “eternal life” bacteria extracted from the Siberian permafrost – and now claims to be stronger and free from illness.
The bacteria, Bacillus F, was locked in permafrost for millions of years until Russian scientists discovered it.
Tests had up only been performed on mice and human blood cells, until Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, offered to test the bacteria on himself.
He said: “The permafrost is thawing, and I guess these bacteria get into the environment, into the water, so the local population, the Yakut people, in fact, for a long time are getting these cells with water, and even seem to live longer...
Ancient 'ETERNAL LIFE' bacteria leaves Russian scientist 'ILLNESS-FREE'
Now I thought this story was quite interesting, and worthy of bringing here to ATS to digest. I have a bit of experience myself with trying something that everyone dismissed as "snake oil".
A long time ago, I read about something that I thought was curious. And despite all the outright dismissals, the idea seemed like it might work. After all, there are still some unknowns out there, particularly when it comes to the human body and its response to certain stimuli. So I bit the bullet, spent a bit of money, not that much really, and to my amazement, it really did have an effect. That was like 20 years ago, and I still participate to this day.
So when a story like this comes up, I try to keep an open mind. Ancient bacteria discovered in thawing permafrost sounds like the stuff of movies. How utterly cool! Risky, but hey, if it works then all the more power to him. But like anything else, YMMV. Different people can react differently to the same thing.
There's gold in them thar hills though with this. Everybody's going to want some of that stuff. I know I'd probably at least try it once- although I'd probably get close to a hospital first- just in case.
originally posted by: Bedlam
Seems like a really illogical and totally unsupportable leap to call it 'eternal life bacteria', and about as bad to ascribe health benefits to it with no data to support that at all.
a reply to: BestinShow
What is it..?
originally posted by: Misterlondon
Sounds like something out of a movie.. 'Russian scientist injects with ancient bacteria, now Tring to take over the world' Cue the spiderman type hero..
Or even worse planet of the apes/I am legend /28 days later scenario..
Or Maybe another experiment for putins super soldiers..
Watch this space..
originally posted by: twfau
I thought crystallised urine was the secret to eternal life, or was that a few years ago now. I need to keep up to date with these things.
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
You would not believe how exactly similar the thing I was talking about in the OP that I bought was branded.
originally posted by: becomingaware
Well, Penicillin is derived from bacteria, a fungus.